Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction Zong 4G National T20 Cup - Balochistan v Central Punjab
The 8th match of the Zong 4G National T20 Cup will be played between Balochistan and Central Punjab at the Iqbal Stadium in Faisalabad.
Balochistan lost one game against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa but won by a huge margin against Sindh to give a boost to their run rate. With one win and one loss from two games, they are sitting at the top of the table due to their positive net run rate.
They will be up against Central Punjab who started their National T20 Cup 2019 campaign with a 3-wicket loss against Sindh. The team batted well to reach 188 but their bowlers could not execute the task at hand and leaked a lot of runs.
In their next match against Northern, Central Punjab came into their own despite their bowlers conceding 222 who runs, with Zafar Gohar and Waqas Maqsood being expensive in particular. Their batsmen then won it for them with Ahmed Shehzad leading the way with an unbeaten 111 from 63 deliveries.
The opener put his failures on comeback to international cricket aside and gave the message loud and clear that he deserved that and still has it in him to compete at the highest level. Shehzad is the top-scorer for Central Punjab with 119 runs from two games.
Babar Azam has also notched up an unbeaten century and is just behind Shehzad. Fahim Ashraf has picked the most wickets for the team.
All-rounder Amad Butt will be key for Balochistan's fortunes.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Balochistan- Imam-ul-Haq, Awais Zia, Hussain Talat, Haris Sohail (C), Imran Farhat, Bismillah Khan (WK), Amad Butt, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Asghar, Umar Gul, Akif Javed
Central Punjab- Babar Azam (C), Ahmed Shehzad, Kamran Akmal (WK), Umar Akmal, Rizwan Hussain, Bilal Asif, Fahim Ashraf, Naseem Shah, Saad Naseem, Waqas Maqsood, Usman Qadir
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Central Punjab
Who will win? – Central Punjab
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Haris Sohail (Balochistan), Babar Azam (Central Punjab)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Amad Butt (Balochistan), Usman Qadir (Central Punjab)
Most Sixes – Amad Butt (Balochistan), Ahmed Shehzad (Central Punjab)
Man of the Match – Babar Azam
Team Scores Batting first – Balochistan 170+, Central Punjab 180+
Match Handicap Central Punjab
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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